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31 Great '80s Movies on Netflix Streaming

22 December 2014 4:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

What's in Netflix's '80s grab bag? Swoony Merchant-Ivory films; a trio of John Hughes romantic comedies; early films with Sean Penn and Matt Dillon; Oscar-winning turns by Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster and Daniel Day-Lewis; and a few classics you already know by heart.

Mixed in are probably a few critically acclaimed films you've never seen but always meant to, whether it's B-movie fun like "Big Trouble in Little China" or ultra-arty Nc-17 fare like "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover."

(Availability subject to change. DeLorean and pink prom dress not included.)

1. "A Room with a View" (1986) Nr

Helena Bonham Carter is torn between freethinker Julian Sands and stuffy fiancé Daniel Day-Lewis in this sumptuous (and very funny) Merchant-Ivory period romance.

2. "The Accused" (1988) R

It's tough viewing, but Jodie Foster is mesmerizing as a rape victim who faces down her assailants in court.

3. "Bad Boys" (1983) R

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- Sharon Knolle

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Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones to Receive Santa Barbara Film Fest Honor

16 December 2014 11:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Santa Barbara Film Festival will honor “The Theory of Everything” stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones with its Cinema Vanguard Award on Jan. 29.

The festival, celebrating its 30th anniversary, will recognize the actors both for the accomplishments of their career and for their recent turns as physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane Wilde Hawking, respectively.

“These two actors continue to impress, and we are honored to have them at Sbiff to celebrate their fantastic body of work,” said executive director Roger Durling. “Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones’s performances together in ‘The Theory of Everything’ are nothing short of an astonishing collaboration, recalling the alchemy of Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker in ‘My Left Foot.'”

Redmayne and Jones will join a long list of celebrated filmmakers and actors who’ve received the award, including Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, Nicole Kidman, »

- Kevin Noonan

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Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones to receive Santa Barbara's Cinema Vanguard Award

15 December 2014 8:05 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Santa Barbara Film Festival's Cinema Vanguard Award was created in recognition of actors who have forged their own path, taking artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to film. It's makes for as subjective a reading as anything, I suppose, but this year's honorees are a fair enough choice: "The Theory of Everything" stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. "These two actors continue to impress," Sbiff Roger Durling said. "Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones's performances together in 'The Theory of Everything' are nothing short of an astonishing collaboration, recalling the alchemy of Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker in 'My Left Foot.'" The accolade will be awarded during a tribute presentation on Thursday, Jan. 29. Previous Cinema Vanguard honorees include Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz, Vera Farmiga, Stanley Tucci, Peter Sarsgaard, Kristin Scott Thomas, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Potential Record-Breaking Year for English Actors in the Best Actor Category

25 November 2014 9:45 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

This year’s best actor race is filled with strong contenders, and if Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Oyelowo and Jack O’Connell all land nominations for best actor, this year could break the record for the most English actors to score a nomination in the same category in the same year.

Redmayne’s incredible portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, based on Jane Hawking’s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, could result in his first Oscar nomination. Redmayne will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Jan. 3, whose past seven recipients have gone on to receive Oscar nominations.

Cumberbatch won the best actor award at the Hollywood Film Awards for his portrayal of Alan Turing, who helped crack the Nazi Enigma Code during World War II. (Redmayne »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Review: Monkey Shines (Blu-ray)

22 November 2014 11:15 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Oh my, how the mighty had fallen! I had vague memories of Monkey Shines when I watched it over twenty years ago and, after revisiting this, it all makes sense why this film doesn’t spring to mind when I think of Romero’s great early body of work. George A. Romero’s first studio film ideally should have been the perfect opportunity for him to showcase his talent in a direction that nobody would expect and on paper it would seem that was his intention.

The story itself isn’t exactly straight horror. In fact, the first hour of the film plays off of a tragedy and is meant to create empathy for Jason Beghe’s character in a way that Christy Brown earns empathy in My Left Foot, but Beghe’s character isn’t developed enough to forgive or understand his selfish demeanor. He’s portrayed as simply »

- Sean McClannahan

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Daniel Day-Lewis Knighted by Prince William at Buckingham Palace

15 November 2014 12:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Here's one award Meryl Streep can't take away from Daniel Day-Lewis. Though the actor joked while receiving the 2013 Best Actor Oscar for Lincoln that Streep was the first choice to play America's 16th president, Day-Lewis found himself tops on the list for a distinctly British honor Friday: being knighted by Prince William at an elegant Buckingham Palace ceremony. The 57-year-old actor, who has racked up a record-breaking three Best Actor Oscar wins among many other awards, was honored for his services to drama, and the Duke of Cambridge, 32, administered the ceremonial two shoulder taps on a kneeling, tuxedoed Day-Lewis. News »

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See Daniel Day-Lewis being knighted by Prince William

14 November 2014 12:48 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sir Daniel Day-Lewis has been knighted during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

The three-time Academy Award winner was formally given a knighthood by the Duke of Cambridge.

Day-Lewis was confirmed to be receiving a knighthood in June as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours.

He was chosen for the honour in recognition of his services to the dramatic arts.

Other recipients on the Birthday Honours List this year included late teenage cancer campaigner Stephen Sutton and actress-filmmaker Angelina Jolie.

Day-Lewis's knighthood is merely the latest honour in his esteemed cinema and stage career. He has also won four Best Actor BAFTA Awards and two Golden Globes.

His most notable roles include playing Irish writer Christy Brown in My Left Foot, the monstrous Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York, and more recently the slain Us president in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. »

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12 Oscar-bait roles that failed to get a nibble from the Academy

8 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

In The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne plays Stephen Hawking, the brilliant British cosmologist stricken with Lou Gehrig’s disease, the motor-neurone disease that robbed him of his ability to speak on his own. The film follows Hawking from his academic days at Cambridge, where he met his first wife, Jane (Felicity Jones), through his history-making research that became increasing arduous as he became a prisoner of his own body. Since the film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September, Redmayne—best known for the role of the dashing Marius in Les Miserables—has rightfully been one of the »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Les Arcs unveils 2014 film line-up

6 November 2014 8:59 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ruben Ostlund’s Force Majeure to screen atop 3,200m high Aiguille Rouge Mountain at Alpine festival.

Susanne Bier’s A Second Chance, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank and Gerard Johnson’s Hyena are among the titles set to compete at the sixth edition of Les Arcs European Film Festival (Dec 13-20) in the heart of the French Alps.

Festival co-founders Pierre Emmanuel Fleurantin and Guillaume Calop said the event’s focus on Europe was more relevant than ever as its citizens posed questions about the future of the region amid the ongoing economic crisis.

We continue to believe in a united Europe where together we can safeguard our cultures and ways of life without renouncing progress,” they said in a joint statement.  “Across the new line-up, each country shows off the best of its cinema.”

The titles in the competition, selected by artistic director Frédéric Boyer, will compete for the festival’s top prize, the Crystal »

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The Theory of Everything | Review

30 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Scenes From a Marriage: Marsh’s Distilled Look at Physicist Stephen Hawking

Spanning twenty five years in their lives together and based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking, The Theory of Everything is the first major motion theatrical release to explore the life of one of the world’s most celebrated physicists, Stephen Hawking, a man with a compelling foothold in the cultural lexicon. As an arena for poignant and impeccably calibrated performances, the film is bound to be highly notable, not unlike a pair of names that overshadowed the significant shortcomings of last year’s The Dallas Buyers Club. As directed by James Marsh, the film is something of a crowd pleaser from a filmmaker that vacillates between arresting documentaries (Man on Wire; Project Nim) and brooding cinema (Shadow Dancer and a portion of the BBC Red Riding trilogy). Standardly told, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Portraying Stephen Hawking on Screen

22 October 2014 12:19 PM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Though there is a large group of potential lead actor contenders for the 87th Academy Awards, many believe the race will be between Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne. While Cumberbatch is up for The Imitation Game and his role as Alan Turing, one genius who made his name in the 20th Century, Redmayne is up for another genius, Stephen Hawking, who is still alive today. Redmayne’s portrayal of Hawking isn’t the first to hit the screen; in fact, Cumberbatch first portrayed him in Hawking, a 2004 television film by the BBC. Both portrayals have been praised. Here is a brief look at the roles and what Hawking thought of the portrayals.

Cumberbatch’s 2004 portrayal of Hawking was the first time Hawking was depicted on screen, and Cumberbatch received his first BAFTA TV award nomination for his role.

Cumberbatch met with Hawking two times during the duration of the project. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Andrew Scott on his role in 'Pride' and the perks of being Moriarty

24 September 2014 11:23 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

When Andrew Scott came upon a role in the upcoming film Pride, about gay and lesbian activists who lend support to striking miners in the mid-1980s, he was looking to do something more “low-key,” he told EW.

That certainly doesn’t describe the role that Sherlock fans associate with the Irish actor; Scott is perhaps most recognizable as Sherlock’s arch-nemesis Jim Moriarty, which he plays in sublimely outlandish and creepy fashion. His character in Pride, however, is miles away from Moriarty, the role that has gotten him complimentary desserts in restaurants and shocked reactions in elevators. 

Scott gives a quiet performance as Gethin, »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Toronto: The Top 10 Films to Generate Buzz

12 September 2014 2:34 PM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald 

Managing Editor 

The Toronto International Film Festival ends Sunday and hundreds of films have been screened since the 11-day festival began. Throughout the years, Toronto has featured a number of Oscar hopefuls that have gone on to Oscar success. Just last year, best picture 12 Years a Slave (2013) was shown at Toronto (along with a number of other nominees). Hoping for the same success, some Tiff films have been met with instant Oscar chatter this year. Here are the top 10 films to generate buzz coming out of Tiff:

10. Maps to the StarsJulianne Moore’s role in David Cronenberg’s dark satire of life in Hollywood won her the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival, but it doesn’t look like the role is being pushed towards an Oscar nomination. Though the film might not be heading to the Academy Awards, it has generated quite the »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Toronto: ‘Theory of Everything’ Has the Right Formula for Oscars

7 September 2014 9:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones confidently enter the awards race with their new Stephen Hawking drama “The Theory of Everything.” The film, which premiered Sunday at the Toronto Film Festival, is already earning strong reviews and could score attention as a best picture contender and artisan categories, in addition to acting honors for Redmayne and Jones.

Based on the Jane Hawking memoir, “Theory” tells the story of Hawking (Redmayne) and his first wife (Jones), whose 25-year relationship began in the early 1960s.

It’s a classy piece from Focus Features and Working Title, directed by James Marsh (“Man on Wire”) and scripted by Anthony McCarten. All craft contributions are notable, including Johann Johannsson’s score and Benoit Delhomme’s cinematography.

Nothing is certain, though, since the fourth quarter has a lot of heavy-hitters coming up. But at this point,  it looks good for Focus, which smartly scored multiple Oscar noms »

- Tim Gray

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Eddie Redmayne Earns High Praise For His Performance In 'The Theory Of Everything'

7 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones have emerged as Hollywood stars with the Tiff premiere of The Theory of Everything, a film based on the life of Stephen Hawking and his first wife, Jane Hawking.

In the film, Redmayne (Les Miserables) plays Hawking opposite Jones, who portrays Hawking’s wife Jane, and the film follows the two as they fall in love, get married, and deal with the hardships of Hawking’s motor neurone disease, as well as his scientific triumphs. The film, directed by James Marsh, is based on Jane Hawking’s memoir, Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.

The trailer, released before the festival, already had a fair amount of Internet buzz, and both Redmayne and Jones are far from newcomers. However, the two young actors are already being heralded as the biggest discoveries to come out of Tiff this year. Redmayne’s performance has earned him a mountain of praise, »

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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Theory of Everything’

7 September 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The intricate workings of a rare and remarkable mind are rendered in simple, accessible terms in “The Theory of Everything,”. Striving to pay equal tribute to Hawking’s first wife, Jane (on whose memoir the film is based), and her tireless devotion to him until their 25-year marriage ended in 1995, director James Marsh similarly attempts to find intimate, personal applications for Hawking’s grand cosmic inquiries, tracing the story of how the author of “A Brief History of Time” came to defy time itself. Still, what’s onscreen is less a cerebral experience than a stirring and bittersweet love story, inflected with tasteful good humor, that can’t help but recall earlier disability dramas like “My Left Foot” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” Superb performances from Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones should stand the Focus Features release in good critical and commercial stead when it bows Nov. 7 Stateside. »

- Justin Chang

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10 Movies We Can't Wait to See at the Toronto Film Festival

4 September 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

So long, summer. See you next year, giant robots, CGI apes and men in tights. It's been a fun fling, Guardians of the Galaxy, but I need to explore a relationship with someone a little deeper. (But text me when you get to Netflix.) Yes, it's time for the official kickoff to Serious Movie Season - the Toronto International Film Festival. Starting Thursday, scores of films will screen in our friendly neighbor to the north - and the Oscar race will begin in earnest. Last year's festival was nothing short of exhilarating. Eventual Best Picture winner, 12 Years a Slave, had the whole town talking, »

- Samantha Miller @smillerpeople

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10 Movies We Can't Wait to See at the Toronto Film Festival

4 September 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

So long, summer. See you next year, giant robots, CGI apes and men in tights. It's been a fun fling, Guardians of the Galaxy, but I need to explore a relationship with someone a little deeper. (But text me when you get to Netflix.) Yes, it's time for the official kickoff to Serious Movie Season - the Toronto International Film Festival. Starting Thursday, scores of films will screen in our friendly neighbor to the north - and the Oscar race will begin in earnest. Last year's festival was nothing short of exhilarating. Eventual Best Picture winner, 12 Years a Slave, had the whole town talking, »

- Samantha Miller @smillerpeople

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Toronto 2014 preview: 17 must-see films

4 September 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Last year, 12 Years a Slave clinched the Academy Award for Best Picture at the Toronto Film Festival. Well, that’s not actually true. In fact, you could argue that the Best Picture winner almost lost the statue at the festival. Steve McQueen’s harrowing instant classic was so instantly and universally anointed in Toronto that seeds were planted for an inevitable backlash to flower in the six months before the Oscar winner was finally announced. Ultimately, 12 Years’ biggest Oscar competition came from another Toronto film, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Though both films premiered at Telluride and Venice, respectively, the awards »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Podcast Pt 1: Smackdown Companions & Left Feet: A Love Story

3 September 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

As a companion piece to the Supporting Actress Smackdown, we recorded a companion podcast. In the first half we talk misleading movie posters, Oscar campaigns, the outcome of the smackdown, Jim Sheridan's My Left Foot and Paul Mazursky's Enemies A Love Story and directorial,  acting choices, sexism, and point-of-view storytelling.

You can listen at the bottom of the post or download on iTunes. Continue the conversation in the comments. We'd love to hear your comments on either film, and what your big takeaway from this month's Smackdown was.  »

- NATHANIEL R

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